The Energy Department seeks public feedback on its plan to leverage its designation authority to share critical electric infrastructure information under the Federal Power Act.Read More »
The Energy Department has introduced a program to explore technologies and strategies to address the country's water security, cost and safety challenges.Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of bills that would allocate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and energy and water infrastructure. A White House fact sheet published Friday says the minibus legislation would appropriate $86.5B in funds for VA, including $1.75B for MISSION Act programs, $1.1B for electronic health record system modernization and $8.6B for mental health services.
Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, has said the board that oversees the Technology Modernization Fund plans to award the next round of funding for information technology upgrades at agencies amid uncertainty in budget allocation for TMF in fiscal 2019, Federal Times reported Thursday. “We did not take into account whether we were going to get another tranche of money in there,” Thomas, a member of the Technology Modernization Board, said Thursday at an Association for Federal Information Resource Management event.Read More »
Congressional Negotiators OK FY 2019 Appropriations Package for VA, Energy & Water, Legislative Branch
House and Senate conference members have passed a package of three bills that would appropriate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure and legislative branch.
President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will fully fund the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber …Read More »
Federal agencies are expected to spend up to 40 percent of their fiscal 2018 budgets before the new fiscal year begins in October, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Defense and civilian agencies would have to obligate at least $140 billion in additional budget authorized under the omnibus spending package passed by Congress …Read More »
President Trump will sign the Congress-approved $717 billion defense policy bill for 2019 at Fort Drum in New York, Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Last week, House and Senate lawmakers finalized the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions to prohibit the government from using technologies from Chinese telecommunication firms and …Read More »
Lori Diachin, deputy associate director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been appointed deputy chief of the Energy Department’s Exascale Computing Project in a move that will take effect Aug. 7. Diachin will succeed the retiring Stephen Lee, ECP said Tuesday. “Lori has deep technical expertise, …Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the National Nuclear Security Administration adopt a strategy to ensure that contract documents are readily available for immediate use of principal users and partner agencies. GAO said Wednesday the Office of Acquisition and Project Management within the Department of Energy’s NNSA should require …Read More »